Move your domain billing subscription to Google Domains

If you purchased your domain through Google Domains, billing is managed through your Google Workspace or Cloud Identity Premium account. If you want to change your billing expiration date or domain host, you need to cancel your domain billing subscription with Google Workspace or Cloud Identity Premium and set up billing directly with Google Domains. The annual registration cost and privacy settings for your domain remains the same with Google Domains.

Note: If you brought your existing domain to Google Workspace or Cloud Identity Premium, then your domain host bills you for your domain.

When you cancel your domain billing subscription with Google Workspace or Cloud Identity Premium, you must set up billing for the domain in Google Domains in order to continue registration. Otherwise, you may no longer own the domain when your annual registration expires.

Step 1: Cancel your Google domain billing subscription
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu ""and then"" Accountand thenDomains.
  3. Click Manage Domains.
  4. Next to your domain, click View Details for additional information.
  5. Click Cancel your billing subscription.
  6. In the Cancel your domain billing subscription panel, review the consequences of canceling your domain billing subscription. 

    Cancel Your Domain Billing Subscription option

  7. Click Continue with cancellation to immediately cancel your domain billing subscription. Click Back to subscriptions to return to the Domains page of the Google Admin console.

When you click Continue with Cancellation, your Google domain billing subscription is cancelled and you will lose your domain name when your annual registration expires, unless you set up your billing subscription with Google Domains (see the next step).

To manage your billing settings for your domain (such as updating your billing address or form of payment), go to Billing on your Admin console dashboard.

Step 2: Set up your billing subscription with Google Domains

You need to set up billing in Google Domains so that your domain registration does not expire, causing you to lose your domain name. Setting up your domain billing subscription with Google Domains also allows you to:

  • Transfer your domain to another host
  • Turn off auto-renewal of your domain
  • Add years to your domain registration

Note: Billing for your domain won’t start until the time of your next annual renewal.

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.

    If you don’t see your domain, in the top-right corner, click your profile image and sign in with the username and password that was used to purchase the domain.

  2. Select the domain.
  3. Click Menu ""and thenRegistration settings.
  4. Scroll down to Registration and choose an option to pay with your Google Account:
    • To pay automatically each year, click Turn on auto-renew.
    • To pay for a set number of years, click Add yearsand thenselect the number of years to add.
  5. Choose to pay with the card on file or click Add credit or debit card to pay with a new card.
  6. Click Buy to complete the transaction.

You can now fully manage your domain and billing subscription through Google Domains. To transfer your domain to another host, see Transfer a domain to another registrar.

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